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Eight militants die in U.S. strike in Afghanistan

Stoltenberg told the German newspaper Welt am Sonntag in an interview published on April 30 that in view of the "challenging" security situation, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation could increase the number of personnel in Afghanistan from the current 13,000, although he did not give a specific figure.

US asked that 1934 Americans' names be 'unmasked' in intel

Privacy advocates suggest the law is too broad and wide-ranging, allowing the NSA to collect everything from internet activity to phone communications without the need first to obtain a warrant. Both Republican and Democratic members of the congressional intelligence committees have said that so far they have found no evidence to support either allegation.

NKorea says it will speed up nuke program in response to US

In response, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said Washington and Pyongyang need to take concrete steps toward peace and avoid further escalating a crisis that has quickly spiraled into a top global security concern. Trump's suggestion of admiration for Kim, however, is something entirely new. Trump stunned politicians and pundits when he complimented Kim in an interview with CBS that aired Sunday.

The battle for Burnaby North: BC Election

Over the weekend Clark's brush with a woman in a North Vancouver grocery store created a public relations problem for the BC Liberals. With the last "shake-down" deal already expired due to inaction on the USA side, it was the first topic Clark brought up with newly elected Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Shutdown averted: $1.1 trillion agreement shows Dems' clout

Yet, to get the document passed, President Donald Trump had to make concessions to the Democrats. The White House and congressional Republicans put on a full-court press to reverse a Washington narrative that the catchall bill was a win for Democrats.

Healing garden to open at children's hospital in DC

Melania Trump is celebrating her first 100 days as First Lady of the United States. The report adds that the first lady did not report the gains of almost two months of illegal labor in the United States with a tourist visa and subsequently did not mention it in immigration documents, according to the Associated Press .

Taliban kill 8 police in northern province

So-called insider attacks - when Afghan soldiers and police turn their guns on their colleagues or on global troops - have been a major problem during the war which began in 2001. On Tuesday, Ghani announced the appointment of Tareq Shah Bahrami as acting defense minister and Gen. Mohammad Sharif Yaftali as the new army chief of staff.

National Day of Prayer observance set May 4

Categories include: Government, Media, Education, Business, Churches, Families, Military and Emergency Services. The National Day of Prayer provides the opportunity for people of all faiths to join in prayer for the nation. In response, millions will assemble at thousands of local events across the nation, where they will take time out of their daily schedules to intercede on behalf of their communities, their nation, and their leaders.

Serbia Calls Ambassador Home Over Haradinaj Release

He has been tried and acquitted twice at the United Nations tribunal at The Hague, although Serbia said it had further evidence involving civilian murders which it was asked to hand to the French court. Extradition of Kosovo's ex-PM - accused of war crimes by Serbia - blocked over fears he may not get a fair trial. Haradinaj is wanted in Serbia on suspicion of committing war crimes, including kidnappings and torture, when he was a guerrilla commander during Kosovo's 1998-99 independence war.

U.S. under Trump Series Lumber crash between Trudeau and Trump

In the USA, government "subsidizes dairy production using a number of instruments, including its milk marketing orders, which set the minimum price for dairy products , the Milk Price Support Program that keeps market prices artificially high, and the Milk Income Loss Contract, among others", University of Waterloo professor Bruce Muirhead said.

United Kingdom police foil second London terror plot in a day

The 27-year-old man arrested outside the Houses of Parliament earlier Thursday was held after a stop-and-frisk tied to an "ongoing operation", police said. "We are making arrests on a near daily basis", Bas was quoted as saying by News 24. In the end, Khalid Masood was shot by bodyguards to Defense Secretary Michael Fallon, who were at Parliament by chance.

Damascus explosion: large blast, fire at airport reflect Israel policy

Katz, who is also transportation minister, told Army Radio in an interview Thursday morning that "the incident is completely compatible with our policy of preventing weapons transfer to Hezbollah", the Lebanon-based terror group supported by the Syrian regime and Iran.

Brexit: Donald Tusk says EU-27 must remain united

The 27 leaders, who are meeting at a summit in Brussels, took less than 15 minutes to endorse draft guidelines which were issued on 31 March . "Michel Barnier and the Commission today announced a very clear timeframe for phase one - they foresee phase one being completed by the fall of this year and then we could move to phase two, Dr Merkel said ".

'Bachelor' Chris Soules arrested after deadly crash that killed Iowa farmer

The accident claimed the life of a 66-year-old farmer Kenneth Mosher , and Soules is reportedly particularly distraught, as he's known the victim and his family for much of his life. Mosher later was declared dead at a local hospital. "We have law enforcement, medical en route to you", the dispatcher told him. "I can feel a pulse", Soules told the operator.

'Bachelor' star Chris Soules charged in deadly Iowa crash

Chris Soules , who rose to fame when he starred on the reality show "The Bachelor " back in 2015, made headlines when he had a fatal vehicular accident, wherein he slammed into the back of a tractor on Monday evening. He was taken to Mercy Hospital in Oelwein where doctors were unable to save his life. Police have Chris Soules' phone and are looking into whether or not he was texting, talking on the phone or posting to social media at the time of his vehicle crash, according to TMZ .

Corn planting progresses throughout West Central Illinois

That compares with 15 percent last year and a five-year average of 11 percent planted by April 23. Other fieldwork last week included fertilizer and anhydrous applications, tillage, and burning down cover crops. Precipitation averaged 0.43 inches, 0.48 inches below normal. Rain in Oklahoma eased drought conditions, except in the east-central area. Weekly rain totals varied from none or just sprinkles at locations such as Newton, Toledo, Brooklyn, Williamsburg and Iowa City to 1.97 inches ...

Ansari invites Polish businesses to invest in India

Armenia stated that how it had provided voluntary support for India at global forums that also include the United Nations (UN). Ansari is on a three-day state visit to Poland and will meet Polish President Andrzej Duda, who will make a state visit to India later this year.

Player ratings: Chelsea in control as they defeat Southampton

Now Tottenham must try to cut the gap back to four points by beating Crystal Palace, the start of a tough looking run-in for Spurs, one which Walker thinks they can not win every game in. He always worked for the team. "I was confident because I was seeing the team have a great will and a great desire to win". "In this moment I wanted to kick the ball and I took the bag as a ball", the Italian explained.

Sharks C Thornton undergoes ACL surgery before free agency

It never felt like they were in command, either. McDavid scored his only even-strength point of the series with an empty-netter in the final second of Edmonton's 3-1 series-clinching victory in Game 6 on Saturday night. "Nothing but respect for these guys in here and the way they competed". Thornton will undergo surgery to fix torn ligaments in his left knee before becoming a potential free agent this summer.

Venezuela threatens to exit OAS as pressure on Maduro mounts

This month's turbulence is Venezuela's worst since 2014 when 43 people died in months of mayhem sparked by protests against Maduro, the 54-year-old successor to late leader Hugo Chavez . Massive anti-government rallies have been held in Venezuela in recent weeks since Venezuela's Supreme Court stripped the opposition-controlled parliament of its powers.